In memory of
Harold LeRoy Peterson
HAROLD LEROY PETERSON LOWELL, IN Harold LeRoy Peterson, age 78, of Lowell, IN, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Lani (Harrell) Peterson; three children: Michael George (Karen) Peterson of Lowell, Betsy Jana (David) Carlson of Sterling Heights, MI and Christina Marie (Jacob) Davis of Lowell; three grandchildren: Kevin, Ryan, and Catharine; one sister, Carolyn (Bill) Penny of Minnesota; and five brothers: Aksel (Rebecca) Peterson of Utah, Dennis (Mary) Peterson of Texas, Bruce (Diane) Peterson of Maryland, Owen Peterson of Massachusetts, and Roland (Kathleen) Peterson of Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his parents: Harold and Bernice. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and a PhD from The University of Oregon. LeRoy taught mathematics at Indiana University Northwest. "He was a man of great intelligence and heart, a scholar, a teacher, a mathematician, a man of letters, a man of great compassion, wisdom and impeccable integrity." Above all, LeRoy was devoted to his family. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre , 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, IN 46307 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9770 Keilman St., St. John, IN at 11:00AM with Pastor John Kost officiating. Services will conclude at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 or Autism Speaks, 1969 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. View directions and/or sign guestbook at GeisenFuneralHome.com 219-663-2500
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